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15 / 11 / 2004

TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope all of you had a great weekend.

Today we're going to start a series of Daily Vitamins related to mobility in the workplace.

Today's expression is: to get/have your foot in the door.

It means: to get an opportunity to start working in a new job or in a new business. We often use this expression to talk about job opportunities that we consider especially valuable or interesting.

Example 1:
By doing volunteer work in the company, Janet was able to get her foot in the door. When her employers saw how well she worked, they decided to give her a permanent position.

Example 2:
Robert thinks he has his foot in the door just because his cousin is the Director of Human Resources. However, I'm not so sure because he isn't really qualified for the position.

If you have any questions about this expression, please don't hesitate to contact me. Tomorrow we'll continue with expressions related to job mobility.

Have a great day!